The QMU is so much more than just a bar or clubnights, and offers services to members over and above the shop and the food. It's the members who use these that get the most out of your Union.
We've tried to summarise all the things we do for you below
If you're a member of an affiliated club or society you may book any of the QM's four committee rooms for meetings, practices, AGMs or even if you just want a place to chill out together. The Union has a projector available if you need that as well, whether you fancy a serious powerpoint presentation, or just want to view your films projected onto a big white wall. Just come up to the General Office on the 3rd floor and get yourselves booked in.
Our Campaigns & Charities committee run their Free Condom scheme three times a week in the Union - every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the cloakroom (outside Qudos). By now, we probably don't need to explain why this is useful. The service offers many types of contraception, and not one of them you'll have to pay for.
Whether you need to check your emails or wile away your time playing flashgames, the QMU can offer you all the free wireless you need. Just pop down to reception and ask one of our Porters for a username and password and you can log on to the QM wireless from anywhere in the building.
Another hidden gem of the third floor is the TV room at the end of the corridor. It's pretty self-explanatory, really, but if you fancy taking a few minutes out of your intense study timetable to catch your daily dose of American drama, or just want to take advantage of the QM's extensive Sky package, come up, sit down and veg.
As well as being the quietest set of toilets in the building, the bathrooms on the third floor all contain hot showers, available to members completely free of charge. Ideal for those coming out of the gym, or even just to sit in and weep during a brutal hangover. Just pop into reception and you can get a key, even rent a towel (50p), and then ablute to your heart's content.
You probably didn't expect this one either. Squished in around the Board areas on the Third Floor is a room full of washing machines and dryers, essential for when you've just come out of the gym and you don't want to sit in the bar with manky clothes on, or when you realise that the price your student halls charges for washing facilities is downright exorbitant. Wash for a pound, dry for 50p, and spend an hour with a piece of Lacuna cake and a coffee. Bosh.